Bielsk-Podliask;
Book in the Holy Memory of the Bielsk Podliask Jews
Whose Lives Were Taken During
the Holocaust Between 1939 and 1944

(Bielsk-Podlaski, Poland)

52°46' / 23°12'

Translation of Bielsk-Podlaski; Sefer Zikaron

Edited by: H. Rabin, Bielsk Societies in Israel and the US.

Published in Tel Aviv, 1975




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Acknowledgments

Project Coordinator

Andrew Blumberg

 

Our sincere appreciation to Avraham Gvirz,
the last chairman of the former Bielsk Society in Israel,
for permission to publish this material.

Our sincere appreciation to Yad Vashem for the submission
of the necrology for placement on the JewishGen web site.

 

This is a translation from: Bielsk-Podlaski; Sefer Zikaron;
( Bielsk-Podliask; Book in the Holy Memory of the Bielsk Podliask Jews
Whose Lives Were Taken During the Holocaust Between 1939 and 1944)
ed. H. Rabin, Tel Aviv, Bielsk Societies in Israel and the U.S., 1975 (H,Y,E)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Bielsk Podlaski


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English Section

Page Section Title Author
Cover Page
3 Bielsk Podliasks in the Sources and the Book of Bielsk: An Historical Survey H. Rabin
3     I.     Antiquity of the Jewish Settlement of Bielsk
4     II.    Business, Economy and Society in old Bielsk
7     III.   The Continuity of Jewish Settlement in Bielsk
9     IV.    A Case of Blood Libel in Bielsk
10     V.     Bielsk in the Book of Bielsk
11     VI.    Image of a Society
12     VII.   Kehila and Rabbinate
13     VIII.  Opinions Views and Ideological Movements
19 Encyclopedia Povshekhna (vol. III) Angelbrand (1860)
20 Slovnik Geographichny P. Solimerski, B. Halivoski,
W. Wolovski (Warsaw, 1880)
21 Bolshaia Encyclopedia (III, IV) (1901)
22 Jevreyskaia Encyclopedia Dr. Katzenelson. Dr Harkavi
23 Historia Yivreiska Naroda (Vol. I 1914) - The Blood Libel In Bielsk
24 Encyclopedia Judaica (German) Vol IV W. Schneider sed. (Berlin, 1929)
25 History of the Jewish economy Dr. Y. Shiper (1929)
26 Vielka Encyclopedia Povshekhna (Warsaw, 1965)
27 In the Bielsk ghetto & the camps Meir Peker
40 Shabbot in a small town in Russia - Before the First World War I. Semiat
 
Hebrew Section

Translated by Sara Mages

Page Section Title Author
3 A Word from the Editorial Staff and the Organization  
 
The City of Bielsk
 
11 Bielsk-Podliasks in the Sources and the Book of Bielsk: an Historical Survey H. Rabin
33 Something About My Father z”l Aharon Shtaynberg
41 Bielsk the District City Motos Kaplanski
44 The Special Bielsk Fanya Greenberg
48 Bielsk - its Rabbis, Teachers and Jews Tzvi Ben-Daat
59 The Impressive Bielsk Bracha Tzefira
64 From the Notebook of the Registrar of Pinkas Bielsk Yakov Baileys
79 Decisions in the Fate of Bielsk  
83 Bielsk in the Turmoil of the First War A. Grodnai
93 An Episode in the Underground Dvora Frenkel
95 Centers of Interest in Bielsk B. Carmon
100 Economy and Education in Bielsk Baruch Glend
103 From a Teacher's Memoirs Sara Ginzburg
107 Bielsk in the Eyes of a Teacher L. Ginzburg
 
Bielskim in the Holocaust
 
111 In the Bielsk Ghetto and the Camps Meir Peker
123 A Sixteen Year Old to the Holocaust Naftali Grudzinski (Grodnai)
127 Hardships on the Road and Funny Episodes Shmuel Levin
140 In the Holocaust in Russia Yehiel Cherblowsky
145 A 13 Year old Bielski in the Days of Holocaust and Exile Yochanan Olejnik
149 Our Bielsk in 1957 Leah Rosenberg
158 The Last Jews in Bielsk S. L. Shnayderman
161 The Jews of Bielsk-Podlaski  
 
Distinguished People in Bielsk
 
165 The Rabbis' Deeds M. Alpert
174 The Personalities of my Youth Reuven Utzyski
193 My Father, HaRav Ben-Daat Sara Simner
196 R' Isar (Alpert) Shamash z”l  
199 On Khona Tikotski and his Background David Farber-Argaman
202 The Slaughterer Rabbi Shmuel Katz z”l A. Ginzburg
204 Efraim Melamdovitz M. S. B.
205 Bielsk - as I saw it from my Grandfather's House Ginzburg
209 Chaim Radilevsky From the book “The pioneers of Ramat-Gan”
210 Something about Yosef Levertovsky B. Carmon
212 Simcha Bagan  
213 Binyamin Bushka-Braverman  
 
Pages to Yefeh 'Enayim
 
217 The Life Story of R' Aryeh Leib Yellin  
 
Movements and Institutions in Bielsk
 
235 Human Institutions in Bielsk Moshe Alpert
244 We were Orphans in Bielsk Ziril Lev
249 The Orphanage Malka Goldvitz
251 Behind One Photograph Rivka Slucki
253 Sport and more in Bielsk Y. Cherblowsky
255 Self-defense in Bielsk B. Carmon
259 Bielsk-Podlaski - My birthplace Gedalia Shtaynberg
265 About “HeHalutz” and Pioneering in Bielsk Zev Leishkes
269 About “Betar” in Bielsk D. Melamdovitz
272 The Game of Sounds and Lights in Bielsk Yakov Shemesh
275 “Hashomer Hatzair” Motos Kaplanski
282 Why was “Kadima” Founded M. Kaplanski
285 “HeHalutz Hatzair” as an Active and Activating Force Yakov Zahavi- Goldvitz
288 Additional Details to “HeHalutz Hatzair” Naftali Yogav
290 In the Hakhshara - in Bielsk Rosenholtz
295 My Town and my Movement Shaike Vaser
297 The Activities of Eretz Yisrael Haovedet Motos Kaplanski
302 “Tarbut” School in the Eyes of a Guest Yakov Lubliner
 
Passed Away in Israel
 
307 Aharon Grodnai S. Oron
308 “From the Community to the Individual” - Preventive Social Service Arye Nesher
311 My Father Yehezkel Edna Cohen
313 Yehezkel Weinstein Reuven Levin
314 Words about the Home and Childhood of Ben-Daat G. Shtaynberg
315 Tzvi Ben-Daat G. Hanovits
317 Tzvi Ben-Daat z”l (From the kibbutz pamphlet)
319 Mechla and Motel Klemantinovski The Scheinman family
320 Levartovski- Finkelstein Yosef  
 
Miscellaneous
 
323 The Temporary Committee for the Organization of Former Residents of Bielsk-Podlaski in Israel  
 
Yiddish Section

Translated by Mindle Crystel Gross

Page Section Title Author
 
331 My Bielsk on Shabes Itskhak Semiat
339 My Dear Bielsk Yerukhim Kleszczelski
344 Community Life in Bielsk Zvi Kadlabovski
363 Victims of the Communist Ideas Khava Kestin
371 Once There Was... (poem) Itskhak Crystel
373 A Little Bielsk Legend Z. Kadlabovski
374 Bielsk 50 Years Ago B. Shtern (Stern?)
380 My Town (poem) D. Crystel
381 List of Bielsk Revolutionaries  
 
Death and Horror
 
385 Glimpses of the Catastrophe Leyzer Davidovitch
409 I Was Once One of Them Fayvl Shpiro (Spiro?)
416 From Bielsk Ghetto to Auchwitz Mikhal Davidovitch
433 A City Destroyed (poem) A. Lev
434 Bielsk Under Soviet Rule Rivka Littman-Pelner
438 Write a Book/Remember Motl Levkovski
443 To Mr. Sukenik (letter) Frantsishka Katashevska
445 We Will Not Forget the Bielsk That Was Destroyed Khona Tikotski
448 In Bielsk After the Destruction Kh. Tikotski
449 The Last Jews in Bielsk Sh. L. Shnayderman
 
Institutions in Bielsk
 
455 Aid Institutions Z. Kadlabovski
458 Loan Organizations Sh. Y. Stupnitski
462 Synagogues, Sextons and Trustees Moyshe Alpert
466 Banks, Commerce and Democracy Z. Kadlabovski
469 The Jewish School in Bielsk Libe Utzyski
473 The Jewish School – A Second Home R. Littman-Pelner
479 Disputes with Rabbis B. Shtern (Stern?)
484 Like Children to Their Mother L. Utzyski
488 A Call for Help from the Bielsk Yeshiva (article)  
 
Personalities
 
491 N.M. Sirkin Aaron Shtaynberg
493 Sh. Y. Stupnitski Aaron Shtaynberg
497 Yosl Katz from Lerer Yizkor Book
500 Moyshe Jaungerman Libe Utzyski
504 Three Heroes of Bielsk Wolf Yunin
509 Yosef Levortovski Sh. Zakhariash
517 My Six Girlfriends Rivka Littman
 
Bielsker Relief in America
 
523 Response from America After the Holocaust A. Samuels
526 A Letter to Y. Kleszczelski Eliyahu Samuels
533 Closing Remarks  
535 These are the holy names of Bielsk Podlaski  

 


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